Monday, July 27, 2009

It is so hot here right now it just drains my energy. We are not used to 30 degree plus weather in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.

I finished writing the newsletter today and that's about it.

Some of the points that stood out for me in Week 2 of The Artist's Way are:

CRAZYMAKERS: I've had some in my life and been one. Probably still am one at times. I have become fairly good at disengaging from crazymakers even if it takes time sometimes.

ATTENTION: I'm really good at the "addiction to fantasy", living in my head and thinking about doing things rather than actually doing them. My favorite trick is to buy all the supplies and books and then not actually do the projects. YES, IT TAKES ATTENTION AND SOMETIMES MY ATTENTIONS SPAN CAN BE VERY SHORT!

I had a long conversation with my daughter last night about paying attention to the small things. She asked me how to find meaning in life. Creating a happy life is about finding joy in the small things. The big things are great - trips to Mexico, concerts, etc., but they only come by once in a while and life happens every day, we can't wait around for the big things to make us happy - as JC says. I believe I said something like this in an earlier post.

Those are the main points that I got from Week 2. Again, I haven't done the exercises, I have done my morning pages every day but one and my Artist's Date was buying my faeries. My artist is very happy with them.


  1. I have been following the weather reports in BC - what horrible weather. Hope you are taking care.
    We have been getting lots of rain and cooler temps.
    I can't believe how alike we are - I too collect art supplies, books and magazines - something always looks too good to pass up. Then I never seem to get the opportunity to complete or even start that great activity!
    I am trying to make over a room for a studio but it is going so slowly. Oh well it will get done when it gets done!
    Take care.

  2. Ahhhh, I so love this post of yours! Listen: You're not the only "fantasy addict" here. I have also perfected the art of getting all the supplies & books and then sit down dreaming how brilliant both me and my project would look / read like! I still do it from time to time. Is there any rehab centre for this sort of addiction? ;)

    And thank you for the comment you left for my latest post. Your word PLAY and LIGHTEN UP struck a chord in me. Thank you, my dear fellow creative for your support!

  3. Oh so true....

    When the big things are gone and only the little things are left, how can you be happy if you can't enjoy the little things?

    I remember holidays with much money spent but the best bit was walking along the beach hand in hand as the sun set...

  4. I think we've had a weather-swap...we're being inundated with rain, rain and more rain...

    I'm right there with you on the fantasy addiction -- my Inner World is a delightful place full of completed projects and glittery wonderfulness -- it's so lovely, in fact, that I spend an inordinate amount of time there....*grin*